Family Business: Part 1 of 3

As the field of family business continues to grow, so does its influence on management research as a whole. As we recently reported, Family Business Review was singled out this year by Thomson Reuters as a “Rising Star” in the field of Economics & Business. As the 2012 FFI Global Conference prepares to kick off this Wednesday in Brussels, we’re proud to present a three-part series on this exciting field of study.

Today, we highlight its importance to entrepreneurship research with this video recently produced by the Academy of Management Entrepreneurship Division, in which Dean Shepherd, the Randall L. Tobias Chair in Entrepreneurial Leadership at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, discusses his experience of learning through business failure when his own father had to close the family business. Watch the video by clicking here.

Not able to make it to Brussels for this week’s 2012 FFI Conference? You can watch it live via

For the first time this year, we will broadcast the keynote and selected sessions in real-time. Online participants will be able to watch the events live, give feedback and discuss with others via the Twitter and Facebook Streams. You will also be able to tweet your questions for the keynotes using the hashtag #FFIBrussels.

All sessions will be recorded and available to watch anytime following the live broadcast. Visit and bookmark to watch sessions.

Enjoy selected editorials, review articles, and special issues as well as brand-new podcasts and more from Family Business Review. You can also submit a paper for the FBR special issue on social issues in the family enterprise; click here for more information.

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